Rest & Relaxation

 

 

Music playing on our Emotions

Think back to the last song you lis­tened to. What was it? What was the genre of music? How did you feel at that time? For many peo­ple, music is an out­let for emo­tions. What you lis­ten to can reflect how you are feel­ing, or even influ­ence how you feel. Think about when you listen […]

 

Becoming Your Own Masseuse

Mas­sages are a won­der­ful thing if you are sore, achy, or have tight mus­cles. Mas­sages also help reduce stress and anx­i­ety. If you don’t have the time or want to spend the money for a trip to a masseuse, you can give your­self a relax­ing mas­sage and enjoy the same ben­e­fits. Here are 10 tips […]

 

5 Ways to Catch Up on Daylight Saving Time

Along with spring and fall weather comes day­light sav­ing time. Dur­ing those times, our cir­ca­dian rhythm (the 24 hour cycle that makes you feel sleepy and awake) gets thrown out of bal­ance. This can explain why you feel more tired and list­less in the spring after you change your clocks. Even though we feel this […]

 

All About Sleep Position

Did you know that how you sleep can tell a lot about your per­son­al­ity? Peo­ple who sleep on their side with knees pulled up are sen­si­tive and shy. Those who sprawl out on their stom­achs are out­go­ing. Those who sleep on their side with legs and arms straight down are social and easy-going. Now these […]

 

Sleeping Schedule: How Much Do You Need?

Sleep is a lovely thing. Not only does it help you be men­tally pre­pared for what­ever comes your way, it also helps your body with bal­anc­ing hor­mones, help­ing your immune sys­tem, and help­ing with your heart and blood ves­sels. But how much sleep do you need to get these ben­e­fits and not feel groggy or […]

 

About PTSD

When peo­ple usu­ally think of PTSD (Post Trau­matic Stress Dis­or­der), they might think of sol­diers hav­ing men­tal prob­lems when they return from war. While there is truth in that idea, PTSD affects more than just sol­diers. Here is some infor­ma­tion about it. PTSD can hap­pen to any­one that has a trau­matic expe­ri­ence, such as rape, abuse, […]

 

10 Ways Laughter Boosts your Health

When was the last time you laughed? How did it make you feel? If you are like the rest of us, you felt happy and ener­getic inside and out. Stud­ies have shown some great emo­tional and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits of laugh­ter. Here is a list of 10 things that laugh­ter can help you with. Phys­i­cal ben­e­fits Improves […]

 

Reading and a Healthy Life

Your brain is like a mus­cle. It needs to be reg­u­larly exer­cised to main­tain its top capa­bil­i­ties. Keep­ing your brain healthy is a key to hav­ing a healthy life. There are a num­ber of ways to give your brain a work­out: cross­words, jig­saw puz­zles, etc. Read­ing is another great way buff up your brain and […]